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UNITED STATES PEACE DELE GATES STILL ACTING IN ROLE OF MEDIATORS. KEEP PEASE TREATY SECRET Americana Will Not Authorize Publi cation of Full Text Until Docu ment la Signed—Parte Have Been Made Public. Paris.—During the discussion Sat urday by the council of four of the German counter proposals, the atti tude of the American commission re mained that of mediator, but the French and English were as far apart as ever. M, Clemenceau remains firm in his determination not to reduce the demands upon the Germans. More Rapid Progress Probable. It is expected that a majority of the reports of minor commissions will come before the council this week when it is probable more rapid prog ress will be made. It has been point ed out to both the French and Eng lish delegates that virtually as much time has been taken by the allies in preparing an answer to the German counter proposals as was allowed the Germans to consider the treaty after its presentation and it has been urged upon them to effect an agreement as soon as possible. The question of Fiume was dis cussed, but no decision was reached No Publication of Treaty. The American delegation to the peace conference apparently is firm in its decision not to authorize the publication of the. German peace treaty until iS is signed, and not even to communicate' the official text in its present form to the United States senate. A member of the American delega tion, in discussing the complaint made in the senate concerning pub lication of,the treaty in Germany and charges that copies were in the hands of New York bankers, -said the dele gation had not violated the pledge made to other powers not to give out the treaty until it is completed and will not do so. He added that so far as he knew Germany had not been re quested to keep the treaty secret, as such a request to an opponent would not be in conformity with accepted diplomatic practice. The delegate, in replying to an in quiry why the covenant of the league of nations had been published, said that while the covenant was part of the treaty, it does not actually deal with the terms of peace and, conse quently, is essentially of a different character. Germany Guessing. Berlin.—Germany is kept anxiously guessing by hopelessly conflicting re ports which purport to forcast the answer of the allies to the German counter proposals. Yet the feeling is growing that substantial conces sions will be granted. No Conclusion Yet. Paris.—The council of four, with Premier Orlando of Italy absent, had another -brief session Sunday, consid ering the reply of the German counter proposals. Later President Wilson took a long drive. While no agreement was reached by' t^e allies on the reply to the coun ter proposals, it is believed M. Clem enceau and premier Lloyd George will come to an understanding before the end of the week. Nearly all the commissions to which were entrusted consideration of the different German proposals are ready to report, and it is expected will soon turn in their conclusions. After the adoption of a general report by the s council it is believed that a com promise will pe reached on the time to be given the Germans to decide whether they will sign the treaty. Pending the Huns' consideration of this reply President Wilson probably will visit Belgium, to return for the signing of the treaty. Wilton Starts Home June 26. President Wilson, it is now regard ed as probable, will leave France for the United States within 10 days or two weeks. Small Nations Kick. Paris.—The negotiations with the smaller nations represented at the peace conference are proving much more difficult than was expected be cause the Austrian treaty was design ed as a sort of catch-all for the many east European settlements, and the delay will be so protracted that Pres ident Wilson will be unable to re main in Paris to affix his signature to it. Every effort is being made, there fore, to reach an agreement on the German treaty. The feeling is growing in French official circles that the Germans will not sign the treaty. This is based largely on reports from Berlin indi eating that Philipp Schiedemann, the German chancellor, is unwilling to ac cept the responsibility of authorizing Count von Brockdorff-Rantzau to sign, and will probably refer the matter to the national assembly, which is be lieved to be unfavorable, unless rad ical changes are made. a SENATE ORDERS TREATY •PRINTED AS PUBLIC RECORD Action Taken After Five-Hour Fight— Summon Financière to Inquire About Copiée of Pact. Washington, D. C.—Out of a whirl wind of developments the senate Mon day got a copy of the peace treaty and, after a fiev-hour fight, ordered it printed in the Congressional Rec ord. At the same time it got under way the investigation of how copies have reached private hands in New York by summoning to testify a half dozen of the country's leading financiers. Establishing a new speed record the government printing office with in two hours set up in type the peace treaty, consisting of nearly 100,000 words. Despite the length and the demands for haste owing to the desire to have the treaty appear in the Congression al Record Tuesday, the task was ta ken as a matter of dverjf-day occur rence in the plaift, which. is the world's largest printing establishment. As the treaty will appear it will cover 64 pages of the Congressional Record and will have cost the government $6000 to print, of which $1000 repre sents the cost of placing it in type. Although senate leaders plan to have the treaty printed in document form 35,000 copies of the Record were printed for distribution among the recipients of that publication Monday night. TAFT SEES LEAGUE RATIFIED Says Majority of People and Senate Will Approve. Albany, N. Y.—William H. Taft last Saturday ended a speech-mak ing trip in the furtherance of the ra tification by the United States of the league of nations. At a meeting held here under the auspices of the league to enforce peace, of which he is president, Mr. Taft said he did not doubt that the great majority of the people of the United States and the needed majori ty of senators would approve the league. The "four great steps of progress" occasioned by the league Mr. Taft summarized as follows: "Limitation of armament: the pro vision by which members of the league undertake to respect and pre serve territorial integrity and poli tical independence of ail its mem bers; the clauses in which provision made for the settlement of dif ferences between members of the league by arbitration or mediation and a covenant of the nations not to begin war until machinery for set tling differences peacefully shall have been tried; and 'open diplomacy.'" President Places Bronze Wreath Con taining Tribute, Paris.—President Wilson Saturday visited the tomb of Lafayette in the Picpus cemetery and placed on it a bronze wreath. The new wreath a duplicate of a floral wreath which the president placed on the tomb when he first arrived In France. The card on the bronze wreath bears the same inscription as the card on the floral one, reading: "To the great Lafayette', from a fel low servaht. of liberty." WILSON AT LAFAYETTE TOMB "Buck Privates." Coblenz.—The latest fraternal ganiziation to be launched by the A E. F. is the "Buck Privates' society. Some huge advertising posters are rather striking. They proclaim that only bucks, first-class privates, cooks and mechanics are eligible to mem bership. But the most striking pos ter says: "Who Fired the Barrage?" "Who Pulled the Lanyard?" "Who Cleaned the Guns?" America Regular Santa Claus. Vienna.—The American relief ad ministration has just succeeded in carrying out a brilliant maneuver for relief of the fuel situation in Austria and Czecho Slovakia by bringing in 91 carloads of oil from Galicia. There is desperate need of coal and oil for fuel in all countries of the old empire, so coal is really a key to the whole disturbed situation here. China Boycotts Japan. Peking.—The Chinese government unable to stem the tide of the Jap anese boycott movement, which is be ing pushed by the students. The bank eres, merchants and workmen Shanghai are lending their support the movement, which adds to the agi tation. Bank Robbers Get $26,000 Sioux City, Iowa.—Bank robbers ob tained $26,000 in cash and Liberty bonds in a raid on the Leeds bank, in Leeds, a suburb of Sioux City, June The robbers overlooked $12,000 in Li berty bonds. The men made their es cape in a motor car. Boy Drowned at Tacoma. Tacoma.—For more than four hours last Sunday physicians and four mem bers of the Tacom-a police force work ed over the body of Merrill Berry man, 17, in a fruitless endeavor restore life to the boy, who fell into Spanaway lake here when a canoe capsized. P. J. Fransioli Dies. Tacoma.—Paul J. Fransioli, 49 years old, prominent Tacoma grain dealer, died Saturday at his home at Gravel ly lake of influenza. GERMANY TO JOIN AVOID POSSIBLE DANGER OF THE GROUPING OF RIVAL POWERS —FIVE PAYS TO ACT. AGREE ON LEA6UE OF NATIONS Must Establish Stable Rule, Sign the Treaty, Fulfil Its Terms—Teutons Must Accept Restrictions Re garding Army and Navy. Paris, June 9.—The movement to admit Germany to the league of na tions is due mainly to the desire to avoid the possibility of the fondation of another group composed of rival powers, which would embrace Ger many, Russia and the old Teutonic group. Evidences have reached conference leaders that influences are at work in Germany and Russia to establish relations as a basis for a combination of power not in the league. While not regarded as imminent, it was felt the danger of such combination would be always present while Germany was outside the league, and the admission of Germany, therefore, was recom mended as a means of subjecting her to the same obligations as the allies under the leageue of nations. This belief was chiefly instrumen tal in the unanimous decision of the British, French, American and Italian members of the league committee con-, cerning the conditions on which Gir in ap y may be admitted. CROP REPORT Washington, D. C.—A wheat produc tion of 1,236,000,000 bushels this year, combining the winter wheat and the spring wheat crop, was forecast Tues day by the department of agriculture from the condition of the crop June 1, Spring wheat production is forecast at 343,000,000 bushels, compared with last year's production of 359,000,000 bushels, which was a record crop, Acreage this year is 22,592,000. Con dition of the crop June 1 was 91.2 per cent of a normal, compared with 95.2 year ago. Winter wheat production is fore cast at 893,000,000 bushels 'compared with 899,915,000 bushels forecast last month, making it the largest ever grown. Condition of winter wheat was 94.9 per cent of normal, compared with 100.5 last month and 88.8 last year. STRIKE STILL ON AT WINNOPEG, CANADA Central Board Declines to Halt Sim pathetic Walkout Despite Inti mations of Adjustment Winnipeg.—Despite severe pressure from union men representing the fac tion demanding a stfttlement of the Winnipeg general strike, the central strike committee declined Saturday to call off th ( e sympathetic walkout, not withstanding intimations that such action probably would lead to adjust ment of the general labor contro versy. Food Control Ends June 30. Paris.—The American delegates to the Versailles peace conference and all the section of Europe affected heard with interest of Herbert Hoo ver's proposal for the termination of the international food control. The congressional appropriation under which the United States has been participating in the food control sys tem comes to an end on June 30. It of course, impossible to predict what action congress will take, but it is believed certain that President Wilson will not recommend any fur ther appropriation. Burleson Gives Wire« Back. Washington.—Telegraph and tele phone companies whose lines have been controlled and operated by the government since last August 1 were ordered Junq 5 to resume immediate ly operations for their own account by Postmaster General Burleson. The postoffice department, however, un der terms of Mr. Burleson's order, re tains a measure of control of the ser vices pending final legislative action by congress. Americans Claim $1,000,000,000. Washington. — Claims of American citizens against Germany because of submarine warfare and the action of the German government against American property in that country aggregated nearly $1,000,000,000, con gress was informed this week by Act ing Secretary Polk. The claims grow ing out of submarine warfare alone aggregate $600,000,000, Mr. Polk said Lumber Men Stay Prices. Portland.—In the language of the secretary-manager of the West Coast Lumbermen's association, just about everybody connected with the lumber industry is "peppermistic." The out look is good, but the cool heads in the trade are urging moderation in the 1 matter of advancing prices. Washington.—With a view to quiet ing the unrest in Europe by hastening a return to normal economic condi tions financial interests in New York, with the assistance of the federal re serve board, are considering forma tion of group export corporation for wool, copper, steel, tobacco and other American products, similar to that or ganized to handle foreign sales of cot ton. It is planned to give the group cor porations the backing of a central se curities corporation which would draw its funds from the investing public, furnishing perhaps hundreds of mil lions of dollars to finance the ship ment of raw materials to the coun tries lately at war so that they may return to work and pay off their debts to this country. Government officials believe that no * more important project now is under consideration as a reconstruc tlon measure and point to the dis U.S. EXPORTERS IN CORPORATIONS FINANCIAL -4NTERE8T8 AND FED ERAL RESERVE BOARD PLAN COMMERCIAL GROUP8. EXPEDITE EUROPEAN AFFAIRS Would 8hip Raw Materiale 8o Foreign Countries Could Pay Debts Here. —Following on Lines of the Cotton Dealers. turbed conditions of the foreign ex change market as necessity for some action to end abnormal conditions Allied Credit«, $9,310,000,000. Government credits to the allies now total approximately $9,310,000,000, leaving only $698,000,000 of the amount' authorized. That is too small, it is believed, to finance the exports need ed, which is said to be another reason for the need of private initiative in solving the question of credits. The war finance corporation is said to be ready to take the obligations of the exports corporations if the public does not, although the latter contin gency is not expected. AMENDMENT FOR SUFFRAGE SIGNED Vice President'« Signature Last Act Upon Resolution to Give Vote to Women. Washington. — Vice President Mar shall June 5, signed the woman suf frage constitutional amehdment reso lution passed in congress, in the pres ence of Chairman Watson of the sen ate woman suffrage committee and other senators and representatives of woman's organizations. The vice pres ident's signature was the last act up on the resolution at the capital, Speak er Gillett having attached his signa ture June 4. THREE ARE DEAD IN FIRE AT DULUTH, MINN Cut Off From Escape, They Are Suf focated Before Help Can Reach Them. Duluth.—Three persons were killed and two othef-s badly burned by a fire which gutted the light housekeeping apartments of the Landman building on East Superior street Sunday. A «core of tenants narrowly escaped death. The dead are: William A. Behnke. Mrs. Mary Behnke. Miss Alice Fedoren, sister of Mr. Behnke. L. SMITH ROBBED OF $65,000 Liberty Bonds Taken Fram Shack on Ranch at Port Townsend, Wash. Port Townsend. Wash. — Lawrence Smith, aged recluse, reported to the police Monday that some one entered his "shack" on the beach here June 6, and took $65,000 worth of Liberty bonds from his clothes. The bonds were of the third and fourth issues. Six of them were worth $10,000 each and one was $5000. They were registered and steps have been taken to stop the pâment of interest. Smith has years. lived here for over 40 STORRS IS FOUND GUILTY. Convicted of Seducing Ruth Garrison, Wife's Slayer. Okanogan, Wash.—On the second ballot the jury found Douglass M. Storrs guilty of seducing Ruth Garri son, who poisoned Mrs. Storrs, wife of the defendant, in Seattle. Counsel for ( the defendant will move for a new trial. Senator Boies Attacks Lane's Plan. Washington.—Representative Boies, republican, of Iowa, testifying Monday before the house public lands com mittee attacked Secretary I jane's plan for farms for soldiers and sailors in which a scheme primarily backed by men "who have land—swamp, stump or arid —to dispose of." Mr. Boles urged that the government give the men cash "with no strings attached." Long, Straight Lines to Characterize Womens' Coats and Suits. » Cleveland, Ohio—The style com mittee of the National Cloak, Suit and Skirt Manufacturers' association, in session this week, announce the fall and winter styles in ladies' garments. Long, straight lines will characterize coats and suits. Skirts are to be full about the hips. They will be worn seven inches from the floor and of sufficient width to allow ease in walk ing. Suit jackets are to be trimmed with fur, cording, braid and embroidery, or with many buttons. Coats will be much longer, being büt a few inches above the knees. Materials will be soft and pliable, polo cloth, bolivias, velours and suedes being featured. Brown will be the leading color. CALLS PIONEERS TO "BIG HUNT" Meeker Asks Old Timer« to Seek Out Old Trail«. Seattle.—Historical points buried in the big timber along tile nearly for gotten pioneer trails that led through the Naches pass will be sought out by Ezha Meeker, Puyallup, George H. Rymes, Clarence B. Bagley, Seattle, and others who have spent 66 years or more in Washington and Oregon. Meeker has issued the call for the 'big hunt" to begin at Steilacoom, Wash., July 12 and to last 10 days. He asks all pioneers of 66 years standing to join the party. Historical points located will be marked for fu tur# permanent record. The trip will be made partly over the McClellan pass highway and partly afoot. FALL AND WINTER STYLES BOLSHEVIKI ADMIT RETREAT Withdraw in Petrograd Region—Tell of Sinking Submarine. London.—An official statement is sued by the Russian soviet govern ment received by wireless says: 'In the region of Petrograd our troops have retired to the line of Kernova-Luszhka-Laguny. "The Kronstadt soviet has decided to evacuate all the women and chil dren arid the unreliable bourbeoise element. 'The submarine which attacked our destroyers in the gulf of Koporia was sunk by artillery fire. Our troops have retired to new positions 30 versts (about 20 miles) southwest of Kransnoygoska." BREVITIES. General increases in freight rates on bullion and smelter products were asked, June 4, by a number of rail roads. Increase« from producing points in the northwest to various destinätions throughout the United States were asked by the Chicago, Milwaukee & Pacific, Missouri Pa cific and Oregon Short Line railroads. Frank A. Vanderlip, for 10 years president of the National Citl bank, of New York City, one of the coun try's greatest financial institutions, resigned, June 3 , according to his own statement, to take a vacation and to "do useful work." James A. Stillman, son of the late James A. Stillman, former president of the bank, has been elected to succeed Mr. Vanderlip. Henry Seiben and the Seiben and Grimes sheep outfits announced at Great Falls, Mont., June 4, the sale of their 1949 clip to Silberman & Co., Chicago buyers, at 60 cents a pound, William G. Rae Jr., of Billing«, made the deal. Twenty thousand pounds of wool changed hands. The Mart insdale Sheep company of Martins dale sold 90,000 pounds to Silberman & Co. at 59 cents. Shearing is in progress in this territory, shearers getting, it is reported, 17 cents a fleece. O. R. Madison Got 5 Years. Seattle.—Oren Robert Madison, for merly active in the work of the King county council of defense and other patriotic work, Saturday was sentenc ed to the state prison for a term of from five to 15 years, the maximum penalty. Madison, after his arrest in Chicago, recently was convicted of grand larceny. It was claimed he ob tained $3415 from a local firm on a worthless check. a Letters Not Being Ignored. New York.—Letters from "cranks" purporting to furnish clues to the identity of radicals who last Monday blew up residences of public officials in various cities, are not being ig nored in seeking to run down the anarchists, it is learned. Detroit Carmen Strike. Detroit.—Street car service in De troit came to a sudden halt at 10 o'clock Saturday night, when motor men and conductors of the Detroit United Railways company struck to enforce their demands' for increased pay. Wire Men to Strike. Chicago.—A nation-wide strike of telegraph and telephone operators who are members of the Commercial Telegraphers' Union of America was ordered June 7 to take effect next Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock, stan dard time. U. S. Army Get« 50.000 Recruits Washington—Fifty thousand i cruits for the army of occupation have been obtained. Three-year en listments continued to predominate over the one year. Yanks to Quit North Russia. Archangel—According to revised ar rangements, all the American forces on the north Russian front will be ready for sailing the last of June. $30,000,000 CONSPIRACY ALLEGED IN CONNECTION WITH SAL VAG4NG ARMY SUPPLIES. USUAL RESULT AFTER WARS Two Officers Accused—Federal Grand Jury Return« Indictment«—Dicta phone Used, It I« Asserted By Detectives. Detroit, Mich.—With the arrest here recently of four men, one of them an army officer, department of justice agents disclosed an alleged conspiracy to defraud the government in the sale of $30,000,000 worth of army supplies to be salvaged here. The United States grand jury has returned Indictments, it was announc ed, against Captain Sotarios Nichol son of Washington, chief finance of ficer of the ordnance department for this district, an unnamed army officer recently sent to France in connection with the disposal of excess supplies; Grant Hugh Browne, a millionaire sportsman and racetrack owner of Detroit, and Fred C. Collins, vice consul for Greece, and president of a local realty company. All but the officer in France, to gether with Bert Harris, a New York junk dealer, are held at Fort Wayne for trial. The arrests followed an in vestigation extending over two months and came, department of justice of ficials said, after the first deal in the alleged plot was put through at Roch ester, N. Y., June 5. The transaction, it is alleged, involved 21,000 tons of material. According to Arthur L. Barkey, chief of the bureau of investigation here, Collins, Browne and Harris are charged with conspiracy to eliminate other bidders for the material, the bids being held so low that the high est of the three would be below the value of the supplies disposed of. Use Dictaphone. By means of a dictaphone in Cap tain Nicholson's room at a hotel, the federal officers declare, they followed the alleged conspiracy since its in ception in April. The matter was placed in their hands by another of ficer of the ordnance department, whose name they withheld. Investigate in Other Cities. A campaign against alleged author y of fraudulent plots against the gov ernment in connection with the muni tions supplies is to be made in Chi cago, Pittsburg and Boston. ALL FARM INTERESTS . SHOULD ORGANIZE Inefficient When They Wl«h to Get Legislation, Gore Tells Massmeeting. San Jose, Cal.—United States Sen ator Thomas P. Gore of Oklahoma ad dressed a massmeeting of farmers and orchardists here Saturday on the far mers' interests as they affect the na tional interests. He said that when ever he is loyal to the interest of the farmer he is loyal to the interest of the nation. "I am convinced that the farmers should organize." he said. "They are unorganized now an'd hence ineffi cient when they wish to get legisla tion. There is more money invested in this business than any in the world and more people engaged in it." A resolution was adopted asking that the peace conference create an international farm bureau. Contribu tions were made to a fund to guild a temple of agriculture at Washington. Americans Get French Contracts Paris.—Contract« for reconstruption work aggregating 200,000,000 francs, covering the rebuilding of the de stroyed area of Rheims, Nancy and Soissons, have been awarded to Amer ican firms. % New Record by French Flier. Paris.—The French aviator. Lieu tenant Sasale, June 8, established a new w'orld's record for height. He ascended 9000 meters (31,168) feet). He was the holder of the previous record, 31,000 feet. Yaquis and Bandit« Kill 40. Nogales, Ariz.—More than 40 Amer icans and Mexicans have been killed by Yaquis and bandits in the La Co lorado district of Sonora, Mexico, during the last two weeks. No Training This Year. Washington. — There will be no training camps for civilians and re serve officers during th\« summer, the war department says owing to lack of funds as the reason. York, Hero of Argonne, Wed«. Pall Mall.—Sergeant A. C. York, he ro of the Argonne, was married June I to Miss Grace Williams, his boy hood sweetheart. Albert Invites Poincare. Paris.—King Albert pf Belgium has Invited President Poincare to visit Brussels July 22, the Belgian national holiday.